Resources & Publications2020-10-27T10:42:25-04:00
2907, 2021

COVID 19: State of the Ontario Nonprofit Sector One Year Later

July 29, 2021|Tags: , |

In May 2021, the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) conducted a sector-wide survey with l’Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario (l’AFO) to gather critical data needed to help the sector as the province emerges from COVID-19. Nearly 3,000 nonprofits all around the [...]

1507, 2021

Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing Our Knowledge for Action

July 15, 2021|Tags: , |

This report is the national assessment of how and why Canada’s climate is changing; the impacts of these changes on our communities, environment and economy; and how we are adapting.  The report, available at demonstrates that: Climate change affects [...]

907, 2021

Towards a Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan – Discussion Paper to Improve the Transportation Vision for Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe region

July 9, 2021|Tags: , |

The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is a large urban region centred around Toronto, encompassing Waterloo, Brant and Haldimand in the west, Niagara to the south, Simcoe in the north, and Peterborough and Northumberland in the east. It is home to [...]

2906, 2021

Parks and Recreation as an Essential Service: Using a health equity lens to strengthen provision in Niagara

June 29, 2021|Tags: , |

COVID-19 and its restrictions on parks and recreation delivery have highlighted the importance of the sector to our citizens. The challenges of pandemic crisis management in the sector has also provided an opportunity to position parks and recreation delivery within [...]

1706, 2021

Return to the Workplace: A Psychological Toolkit for Heading Back to Work

June 17, 2021|Tags: , , |

This CMHA Ontario toolkit provides guidance on how to support the mental health of individuals as they plan safe transitions back into their workplaces, as our community emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides help for employers as they [...]

1706, 2021

Urban Agriculture Strategy being created by City of Mississauga Parks, Forestry and Environment Division

June 17, 2021|Tags: , |

The City of Mississauga is building an urban agriculture strategy to help identify the City’s role in supporting Corporate and community efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.  The strategy is part of the city’s Climate Change Action Plan. [...]

2705, 2021

Gendered Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Proportion of Canadian Youth Neither in Employment Nor Education at Start of 2020/21 School Year

May 27, 2021|Tags: , , |

A new study released May 25, 2021 shows that, at the start of the 2020/2021 school year, when faced with unprecedented youth unemployment and postsecondary education moving online, young women aged 17 to 24 responded by enrolling in postsecondary institutions at a higher rate than a [...]

2105, 2021

Canadian Postsecondary Education Alcohol and Drug Use Survey, 2019/2020

May 21, 2021|Tags: , , |

In Canada, substance use generally peaks during young adulthood. Young adults attending a postsecondary institution have a range of new experiences during this life stage. Through the 2019–2020 Canadian Postsecondary education Alcohol and Drug use Survey (CPADS), Health Canada collected [...]

2005, 2021

The Consumer Price Index and COVID-19: A One-Year Retrospective

May 20, 2021|Tags: , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in economic disruptions that continue to affect financial and labour markets across the globe. At the onset of the pandemic, prices shifted significantly as Canadians entered a sustained period of physical distancing and business closures. As [...]

1705, 2021

What’s Art Got To Do With It? The Role of Arts and Culture in a Community’s Survival During a Global Pandemic

May 17, 2021|Tags: , |

This is Policy Brief #50 in the Brock University Niagara Community Observatory series. Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters, associate professor at Brock's Faculty of Education, writes about the importance of arts and arts education as we emerge from the pandemic. She writes: [...]

1105, 2021

Stop The Spread and Stay Safe: COVID-19 Screening Program for Non-Profit Organizations

May 11, 2021|Tags: , , |

Frontline organizations in Ontario will soon have access to free, rapid, self-administered COVID-19 screening tests through a new program called Stop the Spread and Stay Safe. The program, run by the Canadian Red Cross in partnership with the Government of Canada, [...]

705, 2021

Trauma-Informed Interventions through an Indigenous Worldview presented by Brianna Olson

May 7, 2021|Tags: , |

This resource is a recording of a webinar that included almost 1500 participants. It was presented by Brianna Olson and hosted by the Western University Centre for Research and Education in Violence Against Women and Children. The webinar content is [...]

505, 2021

Human Resources Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Charities and Nonprofits

May 5, 2021|Tags: , , |

This report is based on a survey completed by 1,361 Canadian charities and non-profit organizations in February, 2021.  It covers staffing, volunteering and the use of government studies and relief programs. Survey results suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has had [...]